Technical Communication Quarterly

Technical Communication Quarterly (TCQ) is a refereed journal published four times per year with support from Taylor and Francis, the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW), and Utah State University.

TCQ publishes research focused on technical communication in academic, scientific, technical, business, governmental, and related organizational or social contexts. Articles published in TCQ combine theoretical and practical perspectives. All articles have a sound basis in theory, use accessible examples and illustrations, and include implications for teaching, research, or practice in technical communication.

Articles cover a range of topics that include

  • communication design,
  • pedagogical approaches,
  • the role of digital technologies,
  • ethics,
  • the rhetoric of workplaces or professions,
  • the practices of publication management,
  • dialogue between academics and practitioners,
  • research methods,
  • and connections between social practices and organizational discourse.

For Readers

To inquire about individual or institutional subscriptions, advertising rates, or permissions, visit the TCQ page maintained by our publisher, Taylor and Francis. The Taylor and Francis site also provides paid subscribers with full-text access to all issues of the journal.

Tables of contents and abstracts for all back issues are provided for free by Taylor and Francis.

For Authors

Manuscripts submitted for peer review typically fall into one of three categories:

  • Original Research Article
  • Methodologies and Approaches
  • Perspectives

For complete submission and style guidelines, please consult the TCQ Guide for Authors.

When your manuscript is ready to submit for peer review, please visit Manuscript Central, create an account, and follow the instructions to upload your files.

To inquire about a potential submission or ask questions about the submission process, please contact Tracy Bridgeford, Editor.

For Reviewers

If you have been asked to review a journal submission, please visit Manuscript Central. (Be sure to create an account if you don’t already have one.)

More Info

TCQ‘s editors and editorial board members are responsible for publication of the journal.

Special Issues
TCQ publishes special issues of the journal twice a year.

The 2024 Special Issue CFP>> Archives and AI: Theories, Methodologies, and Practices is here.

Each issue includes a selection of articles concentrating on a single important topic in the field. Contact Tracy Bridgeford if you’re interested in proposing a special issue.

Best Article Award
The Nell Ann Pickett Award archive lists historical recipients of this annual award for best article in the journal.